Famous People Born in 1906

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 492

  • Jan 1st Frank Stack, Canada, speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • Jan 1st Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
  • Jan 3rd Roman Brandstaetter, writer
  • Jan 5th Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
  • Jan 6th Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • Jan 6th Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
  • Jan 8th Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
  • Jan 8th Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • Jan 11th Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)
  • Jan 11th Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
  • Jan 11th Robert Nesbitt, impresario
  • Jan 12th Henny Youngman, England, comedian (Take my wife please...)
  • Jan 12th Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)
  • Jan 12th Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)
  • Jan 13th Maxime Jacob, composer
  • Jan 14th Walter Knape, composer
  • Jan 14th William Bendix, actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 15th Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate
  • Jan 15th Rezso Kokai, composer
  • Jan 16th Clement Greenberg, art critic
  • Jan 16th Diana Winyard, actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England
  • Jan 18th Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
  • Jan 19th Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • Jan 19th Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 21st Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
  • Jan 21st John Putz, journalist
  • Jan 21st Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22nd Robert E[rvin] Howard, US, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror)
  • Jan 22nd Willa B Brown (Coffey), US African American air pioneer (NAAA)
  • Jan 22nd Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
  • Jan 23rd Bob Steele, Pendleton Oregon, actor (Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep)
  • Jan 24th Norman Cook, museum curator
  • Jan 27th Radames Gnattali, composer
  • Jan 28th Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)
  • Jan 28th Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
  • Jan 28th Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
  • Jan 29th Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • Jan 29th Joe Primeau, NHL center
  • Jan 30th Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill)
  • Jan 31st Benjamin Frankel, composer
  • Jan 31st R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)
  • Feb 1st Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
  • Feb 1st Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
  • Feb 3rd Ludvig Nielsen, composer
  • Feb 4th Clyde William Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)
  • Feb 4th Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
  • Feb 4th Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
  • Feb 5th John Carradine, Greenwich Village NY, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Howling)
  • Feb 7th Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
  • Feb 7th Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
  • Feb 8th Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
  • Feb 8th Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopy)
  • Feb 8th Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Feb 9th Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
  • Feb 9th André Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
  • Feb 10th Erik Rhodes, [Ernest Sharpe], actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz)
  • Feb 10th Henry Phelps Brown, historian/economist
  • Feb 10th John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Feb 10th Lon Chaney Jr, actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • Feb 10th Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
  • Feb 11th Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal
  • Feb 13th Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Feb 15th Stephen Brown, CEO (Stone-Platt Industries)
  • Feb 16th Vera Menchik, Moscow, 1st official women's world chess champ (1927)
  • Feb 17th Galo Plaza Lasso, pres of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)
  • Feb 17th Ramon Tapales, composer
  • Feb 18th Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 19th Grace Mary Williams, composer
  • Feb 19th Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
  • Feb 22nd Edmund von Borck, composer
  • Feb 22nd Gale Gordon, actor (Conklin-Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 24th Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
  • Feb 25th Boris Papandopulo, composer
  • Feb 25th Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
  • Feb 25th Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
  • Feb 25th Warren Hymer, actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 26th Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)
  • Feb 26th Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, born in Athens (d. 1994)
  • Feb 27th Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
  • Feb 27th H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)

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Feb 28th Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Bugsy Siegel
  • Mar 3rd Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • Mar 3rd Donald Novis, Hastings England, actor (Monte Carlo)
  • Mar 3rd Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
  • Mar 4th Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
  • Mar 4th Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road cyclist (d. 1969)
  • Mar 4th Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
  • Mar 6th Bob Wills, TX, actor (Lone Prairie, Tornado in the Saddle)

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Mar 6th Lou Costello, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • Mar 7th Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer
  • Mar 7th Hans Lachman, composer
  • Mar 11th Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
  • Mar 14th Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer
  • Mar 16th Francisco Ayala, writer
  • Mar 16th Henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), born in London, England
  • Mar 17th Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], actress (Gloria, Gold), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 17th Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 17th Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • Mar 18th Roy L Johnson, US admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
  • Mar 19th Adolf Eichmann, Ruhr Germany, Nazi Gestapo officer
  • Mar 19th Normand Lockwood, composer
  • Mar 20th Abraham Beame, (Mayor-D-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
  • Mar 20th Ozzie Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Mar 20th Pavel P Parenago, Russian astronomer
  • Mar 21st John D. Rockefeller III, billionaire philanthropist (oil)
  • Mar 21st Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman
  • Mar 23rd George Posford, composer
  • Mar 24th John Cameron Swayze, news correspondent/spokesman (Timex) [OS]
  • Mar 24th Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
  • Mar 25th Alan J P Taylor, British historian (English history 1914-1915)
  • Mar 25th Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55)
  • Mar 25th Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • Mar 26th Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpetist (d. 1981)
  • Mar 27th Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
  • Mar 28th Joseph Wright, Canada, oarsman (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Mar 28th Robert (Bob) Allen, actor (Texas Rangers)
  • Mar 29th E Power Biggs, Westcliff-on-Sea England, organist/composer (CBS)
  • Mar 31st Lauri Saikkola, composer
  • Apr 1st Ned Glass, Poland, actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie)
  • Apr 1st Sigve Lie, Norway, yachtsmans (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
  • Apr 3rd Kathleen Tillotson, Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College)
  • Apr 4th Bea Benaderet, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4th John Cameron Swayze, Wichita Ks, newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg) [NS]
  • Apr 5th Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist
  • Apr 5th Lord Buckley, American monologist (d. 1960)
  • Apr 8th Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
  • Apr 8th Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
  • Apr 9th Antal Dorati, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Dresden Opera 1928-29
  • Apr 9th Todd Naylor "Hugh" Gaitskell, MP (Labour)
  • Apr 9th Rafaela Aparicio, Spanish actress (d. 1996)
  • Apr 10th Fud Livingston, composer
  • Apr 10th Kathleen Major, principal (St Hilda's College, England)
  • Apr 10th Lili Darvas, Budapest Hungary, actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron)
  • Apr 11th Dale Messick, American cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • Apr 13th Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel)

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Apr 13th Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist and playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969), born in Foxrock, Ireland (d. 1989)

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • Apr 13th Bud Freeman, American musician (d. 1991)
  • Apr 14th Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), born in Riyadh, Emirate of Riyadh (d. 1975)
  • Apr 14th Hunter Johnson, composer
  • Apr 15th A J "Sandy" Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)
  • Apr 15th Susan Walker, vice CEO (WRVS)
  • Apr 16th Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • Apr 16th Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, Dutch peace activist
  • Apr 16th Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 16th Pigmeat Markham, Durham NC, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In)
  • Apr 17th M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily)
  • Apr 17th Sidney R. Garfield, American physician (d. 1984)
  • Apr 18th Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem)
  • Apr 18th Edgar Unsworth, Justice of Appeals (Gibralter)
  • Apr 21st Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, born in Chile (d. 1995)
  • Apr 22nd Eric William Fenby, composer/president (Delius Society)

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Apr 22nd Eddie Albert [Heimberger], American actor (Roman Holiday, Green Acres), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 2005)

  • Apr 22nd Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, second in line to the Swedish throne (d. 1946)
  • Apr 23rd Marcel Hillaire, actor (Adv in Paradise), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Apr 23rd Maria Arnoldo, [Adrianus Broeders], photographer/writer
  • Apr 24th William Joyce, Irish fascist (d. 1946)
  • Apr 25th Sally Salminen, writer
  • Apr 25th William J. Brennan, Jr, American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Apr 25th Zoltan Gardonyi, composer
  • Apr 26th Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show)
  • Apr 26th Leopold Spinner, composer
  • Apr 27th Mark Alexander Abrams, market researcher
  • Apr 27th Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966)
  • Apr 28th Bartholomeus J "Bart" Bok, Dutch/US astronomer (Milky Way)
  • Apr 28th Pierre [Louis] Boileau, novelist (Vertigo), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 28th Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978)
  • Apr 28th Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
  • May 1st Horst Schumann, Nazi physician (d. 1983)
  • May 2nd Aileen Riggin, Newport RI, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1920, 24)
  • May 2nd Maurice Thiriet, composer
  • May 2nd Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)

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May 3rd Mary Astor, American actress (Maltese Falcon, Dinky), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor
  • May 4th Esmond Knight, East Sheen England, actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder)
  • May 5th Ursula Jeans, Simla India. actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon)
  • May 6th Andre Weil, [Bourbaki], French/US mathematician
  • May 6th Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)
  • May 8th David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)
  • May 8th Roberto Rossellini, director (Open City), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 9th Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats)
  • May 11th Kent Taylor, [Louis Weiss], Iowa, actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders)
  • May 12th William M Ewing, US geologist/geophysicist
  • May 13th Thomas Mitchell, architect/engineer
  • May 14th Hastings Kamuzu Banda, president of Malawi (1964-94)
  • May 14th James Flavin, Portland Me, actor (Man With a Camera)
  • May 16th Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas)
  • May 16th Ernie McCormick, cricketer (Australian quickie of late 30's)
  • May 16th Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master
  • May 16th Alfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (d. 1988)
  • May 16th Margret Rey, author and illustrator (d. 1996)
  • May 17th Eric Mensforth, president (Westland Aircraft)
  • May 17th Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (d. 1989)
  • May 19th Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • May 20th Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1989)
  • May 21st Keith Rigg, cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
  • May 22nd Harry Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie)
  • May 23rd Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
  • May 24th Edmund Sargant, solicitor
  • May 24th John Mayo, director-general (Help the Aged)
  • May 27th Robert Shone, director-general (NEDC)
  • May 28th Mary Ralton, director (British WRAC)